Join Habitat for Humanity Work Days: Three Saturdays in January, March and May

The Mighty Methodist Coalition will build a Habitat for Humanity home for the Perez family beginning on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The home will be located at 1937 East Don Carlos in Tempe, near the ASU campus and the 101 Freeway.

The Mighty Methodist Coalition is teaming with the St. Patrick Catholic Community, Cox Communications, The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center, and the City of Tempe on this house, which will be the new home of Eladio, Daisy, and Eladio, Jr. Perez. The schedule of the work to be done on particular days has changed a little as a result of weather conditions, but PVUMC’s work days are the same:

  • Saturday, January 28, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. Framing; installing safety rails and scaffolding. We will be working with Dayspring UMC and Dove of the Desert UMC.
  • Saturday, March 25, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. Drywall. We will be working with Dayspring UMC and Desert Foothills UMC.
  • Saturday, May 13, 6:30 – 1:00 pm. Interior painting; accessories; landscaping. We will be working with Chandler UMC, St. Matthew UMC, and Tempe First UMC.

Habitat provides all tools, tool aprons, and supplies. Work gloves are useful. Habitat requests that volunteers arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in and attend the morning meeting. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. New volunteers will need to fill out an annual Volunteer Information and Waiver form. This can be filled out in advance and turned in when you arrive, or filled out when you get there. A new form is required for each volunteer each year.

PVUMC volunteers will work on three Saturdays: January 28 (framing walls), March 25 (drywall), and May 13 (interior painting). All tools are provided (along with breakfast and lunch).

 

Age Restrictions:

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on site (according to the Youth Employment Act of AZ).
  • Youth ages 16-17 years old may not use power tools nor work on the roof.

 

What to Wear:

  • Closed-toe and back shoes
  • Slip-ons are not permitted.
  • Work boots are preferred; but thick-soled tennis shoes are allowed.
  • Work clothes or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

 

What to Bring:

  • Water Bottle (we have water and cups)
  • Sun Block
  • Food: Check with your coordinator
  • Tools: Habital provides all hand tools, power tools, aprons and supplies

 

No experience necessary. Volunteers are guided by trained Habitat leaders throughout the day.

If it is raining, please call the Rain Hotline to see if sites are open: 602.262.8679.

Contact Don Wall to sign up for the work days or for more information: 602-321-0253 or donald.wall@squirepb.com.

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